This week's picnic is all about vacations. My family's favorite vacation spot is California, specifically San Diego area. That is where we honeymooned, and now that we have kids, we have started a tradition of hitting the beach and visiting starting the weekend after Labor Day. I'm not sure how long we can continue this when our kids get into school, but it is the perfect time to enjoy San Diego. Most of the crowds are gone by then and the weather is still warm enough to enjoy the ocean water. I have always loved the beach and the calming sounds of the ocean, so it's perfect that I am married to my own California man. Mike's sister lives in San Diego, so we are able to stay with her and enjoy her "insider knowledge" of the town. We also make sure to spend several days with Mike's parents and sister's family who live more inland. Here are just some of our favorite San Diego spots.
We love the beach, LaJolla being our favorite family-friendly one.
Little Italy in downtown San Diego has some great restaurants, and fabulous gelato.
Scripps Aquarium is a fun destination.
If you're willing to splurge, the San Diego Zoo is amazing (or so I've heard, we haven't made it there yet).
Balboa Park is fun, with beautiful architecture and has tons of museums and things to do.
San Diego Harbor is full of interesting ships and a sculpture tree walk.
Seaport Village is a fun little shopping area.
Sea World is another big attraction (This is one of our honeymoon stops, but we have not taken the kids yet, maybe when they're older).
There is so much more, but these are just a few highlights. Oh, I miss the beach already...